Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Ferguson Marine at Port Glasgow this morning.
She toured the facility and engaged with the the workers showing a keen interest in the building of the current ferry on the slipway.
She then announced to the management and workers that they were the preferred bidder for the contract to build two new Caledonian MacBrayne ferries.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon engages with Workers
Nicola Sturgeon and Yard Owner Jim McColl
Nicola Sturgeon Looks on as Welding Progresses
Welding in Progress
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